The Three-Ring Hormone Circus
Balancing
Pancreatic, Ovarian, and Adrenal Hormones
With Holistic Nutrition

Presented by Ji...
The Three Hormone Rings
Ring Three
Ovarian Hormones
Progesterone
Estrogen
Testosterone
Ring One
Adrenal Hormones
Cortisol
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Introduction

• Thirty-five million women are suffering due to hormonal
imbalance
• Over the last 40 years there has been ...
Three Ring Symptom
Similarities
Sex
Hormone
Imbalance
Symptoms

Anxiety, depression, food cravings, night sweats,
infertil...
Ring One:
Sex Hormone Imbalance
• Estrogen
• Progesterone
– Estrogen dominance
– PMS
Progesterone

Estrogen
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Helps the breast tissues grow
Build bones and prevent bonedestroying cells
Balances el...
The Pituitary Gland
The Master Gland
• HPG
• HPA
Estrogen Dominance
Acne Allergies Alzheimer’s Anger Anxiety, Back
Bloating Blood sugar imbalance Bone loss Breast
sagging ...
Contributing Factors in Estrogen
Dominance
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1. Commercially raised cattle and poultry
2. Commercially ...
PMS

• Biochemical Disorder
• Caused by deficient progesterone with elevated estrogen
• Estrogen Dominance
– causes anxiou...
Ring Two:
Stress Hormone Imbalance
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bruce botts

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Addictions
Allergies
Anger-Fear
Anxiety
Chemic...
Steroidal Hormone Pathways
Mineral Imbalance
COPPER & ZINC
– When zinc levels fall, progesterone falls, when copper
levels rise, estrogen rises

– CA...
Ring Three:
Blood Sugar Imbalance
Eating a Diet Full Of:
Sweets
White flour processed
foods
Soda and diet soda
Nutrient Po...
Assessments
• Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Stimulation
Test- Insulin Tolerance Test
• Biological Age Assessment Quiz
• H...
Protocol
The Hormone Balancing Act
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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Conventional TX
Foods
Hormone Tamers
Support...
Mark foods you eat throughout the day in the space provided for breakfast,
lunch, dinner, and snacks.
BALANCING DAILY DIET...
Antioxidants

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Colorful Fruits and Vegetables
Cruciferous Vegetables
Green Tea
Protocol
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Vitamin C: 1000 m...
Cruciferous
Vegetables

Arugula, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage,
Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Horseradish, ...
Green Tea

• Polyphenol Flavonoids-free radical fighter
– Catechins
– epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)
– Proanthocyanidins
...
Hormone Tamers
• Essential Fatty Acids
– Flax and Fish Oils

• Phytoestrogens
– Flaxseeds
– Soy

• Progesterone
Flax

• High in fiber
• Phytoestrogen Lignans-found in seeds, whole grains,
legumes, fruits and vegetables
– Flaxseeds are...
Good Soy

• Phytoestrogens
– Isoflavones
• daidzein and genistein -vegetable substances that have positive
protective acti...
Support Progesterone
• Minimize animal fat
• Foods high in zinc
--red meat, seafood, eggs, and whole grains

• Use herbs w...
Chasteberry (Vitex)

• Dosage of chaste berry extract, standardized to contain
0.5% agnuside, in tablet or capsule form is...
Hormone Hell Raisers

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SUGAR
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS
CAFFEINE
ALCOHOL
BAD FATS
Liver Support
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Flax and fiber
Soy isoflavones
Beneficial bacteria
Cruciferous vegetables
Sulfur containing foo...
Liver Detoxification Support

Methylation
binds to estrogens and other hormones

Methionine foods: Tofu, dried beans (kidn...
Liver Detoxification

Sulfation
stress hormones and environmental toxins processed

Sulfur Amino Acids
Methionine foods
To...
Liver Detoxification

Glutathione Conjugation
removes fat-soluble toxins like heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides

Glut...
Liver Detoxification

Glucuronidation
Detoxifies drugs, estrogens and other hormones

Supportive foods: Oranges, apples, g...
Liver Detoxification Support

Hydroxylation
metabolizes estrogens

• Modulates cholesterol, and hormones pregnenolone
and ...
Natural or Bio Identical Hormones
• Creams made from soybeans and wild
Mexican yams
• Less side effects than synthetic HRT...
Stress Reduction
• Neurotransmitter Support
– Serotonin is depleted by high cortisol
levels
• 5HTP 100 mg 3 times a day
B5...
Adaptogenic Herbs

• Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra): 5–15 g per day of cut or
powdered root, or dry extracts equivalent to ...
Practice Self Care
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Sleep
Exercise
Positive Attitude
Healthy Relationships
Laugh and Have Fun
Relaxation Techn...
Environmental Detoxification
• Stop using tampons
• Drink only purified, mineral, or spring
water
• Remove hazardous clean...
Support Blood Sugar Balance
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Eat regularly
Include fiber 30 g/day
Protein at every meal
Healthy Fats
Vitam...
High Fiber Foods
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Apples
Asparagus
Berries
Bok choy
Bran
Broccoli
Broccoli rabe
Brussels sprouts...
PMS Protocol
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I3C, SAMe, 5-HTP
Multi B’s, E, C
Ashwaganda
Genestien
Kava, Chasteberry, Licorice
Exercise
B...
Three Ring Hormone Circus- Balance Hormones Naturally with Holistic Nutrition
Three Ring Hormone Circus- Balance Hormones Naturally with Holistic Nutrition
Three Ring Hormone Circus- Balance Hormones Naturally with Holistic Nutrition
Three Ring Hormone Circus- Balance Hormones Naturally with Holistic Nutrition
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Balance Hormones Naturally with Holistic Nutrition. Sex hormones, stress hormones and blood sugar hormones all work together to promote wellness but when one system is off kilter, the other 2 will go crazy too. Get back to optimal health by learning to see the signs of imbalance and find the ways to correct those imbalance by utilizing holistic nutrition, supplementation and herbal remedies.

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Three Ring Hormone Circus- Balance Hormones Naturally with Holistic Nutrition

  1. 1. The Three-Ring Hormone Circus Balancing Pancreatic, Ovarian, and Adrenal Hormones With Holistic Nutrition Presented by Jill Troderman All rights reserved Holistic Family Nutrition & The Food Tree www.JillTroderman.com Santa Cruz, CA
  2. 2. The Three Hormone Rings Ring Three Ovarian Hormones Progesterone Estrogen Testosterone Ring One Adrenal Hormones Cortisol Norepinephrine Epinephrine Ring Two Pancreatic Hormones Insulin Glucagon
  3. 3. Introduction • Thirty-five million women are suffering due to hormonal imbalance • Over the last 40 years there has been a significant increase in hormone related illnesses • Forty-five percent of American women are on a diet on any given day • Ninety-six percent of all illness is either a direct result of stress, or greatly aggravated by it
  4. 4. Three Ring Symptom Similarities Sex Hormone Imbalance Symptoms Anxiety, depression, food cravings, night sweats, infertility, acne, anger, unfocused, migraines, PMS, breast tenderness, mood swings, anxiety, bloating, insomnia, hot flashes, weight gain Blood Sugar Hormone Imbalance Symptoms Stress Hormone Imbalance Symptoms Mood swings, dizziness, lack of attention, forgetfulness, fatigue, irritability, sweating, nervousness, sugar cravings, weight gain, shakieness Irritability, depression, loss of sense of humor, worry, excessiveness, forgetfulness, aches and pains, nervousness, fatigue, illness
  5. 5. Ring One: Sex Hormone Imbalance • Estrogen • Progesterone – Estrogen dominance – PMS
  6. 6. Progesterone Estrogen • • • • • • Helps the breast tissues grow Build bones and prevent bonedestroying cells Balances electrolytes Balance and lowers insulin levels Helps fat and protein metabolism Lowers total cholesterol • • • • • • • • • • Prepares the body to sustain pregnancy Creates a calming effect on the body Prevents water retention Helps use fat for energy at the cellular level Performs as natural antidepressant Helps restore regular sleep patterns Helps keep insulin release in check and maintain even blood sugar levels Prevents overgrowth of the endometrium and breast tissue Maintains sex drive Is a precursor to the other sex and steroid hormones
  7. 7. The Pituitary Gland The Master Gland • HPG • HPA
  8. 8. Estrogen Dominance Acne Allergies Alzheimer’s Anger Anxiety, Back Bloating Blood sugar imbalance Bone loss Breast sagging Breast tenderness Cancer Cravings Digestive problems Aging and dry skin Edginess Facial hair Fatigue Feelings of being crazy Fibrocystic breast Fuzzy thinking Grogginess Hair loss or thinning Headaches Heart palpitations High cholesterol Hot flashes Hypothyroidism Hysteria Infertility Insomnia Irritability Low blood sugar Joint pain Leg cramps Low attention span Menstrual cycle irregularities Migraines Memory problems Mood swings Muscular weakness Night sweats Nightmares Panic attacks PMS Sleep disorders Sexual desire loss Depression Short tempered Itching and crawling skin Skin spots (liver or age spots) Stomach cramps Swollen Ankles or feet Suicidal thoughts Tearfulness Unfocused Urinary incontinence Urinary infectionsUterine fibroids Vaginal dryness Water retention Weight gain Weeping Weight loss Worrying
  9. 9. Contributing Factors in Estrogen Dominance • • • • • • • • • • 1. Commercially raised cattle and poultry 2. Commercially grown fruits and vegetables 3. Exposure to xenoestrogens 4. Using HRT 5. Over production of estrogen 6. Stress and blood sugar imbalance 7. Obesity 8. Poor liver detoxification 9. Hormone Hell Raisers 10. Lack of exercise
  10. 10. PMS • Biochemical Disorder • Caused by deficient progesterone with elevated estrogen • Estrogen Dominance – causes anxious, angry, short-tempered, and edgy feelings coupled with breast tenderness, water-retention, headaches, and mood swings.
  11. 11. Ring Two: Stress Hormone Imbalance • • • • • • • • bruce botts • • • • • Addictions Allergies Anger-Fear Anxiety Chemicalsheavy metals Depression Electromagnetic fields Excessive exercise Geophysical Guilt Illness Infections Inflammation • Late hours • Light-cycle disruption • Low blood sugar • Malabsorption • Malabsorption • Mind perceptions • Mold-pollens • Nutritional deficiencies • Overwork • Pain • Radiation • Temperature extremes • Toxic exposure • Trauma/injury • Worry
  12. 12. Steroidal Hormone Pathways
  13. 13. Mineral Imbalance COPPER & ZINC – When zinc levels fall, progesterone falls, when copper levels rise, estrogen rises – CALCIUM & MAGNESIUM – Processed foods loose 82% magnesium in processing wheat
  14. 14. Ring Three: Blood Sugar Imbalance Eating a Diet Full Of: Sweets White flour processed foods Soda and diet soda Nutrient Poor Foods Over Eating Under Eating Marc Chagall At the Circus
  15. 15. Assessments • Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Stimulation Test- Insulin Tolerance Test • Biological Age Assessment Quiz • Hormone Imbalance Questionnaires: PMS, Perimenopause, Menopause • Chemical Antibodies Profile • 2-OHE1/16a-OHE1 Ratio- Estrogen Metabolism Assessment • Adrenal Stress Index
  16. 16. Protocol The Hormone Balancing Act • • • • • • • • • • Pierre-Auguste Renoir Conventional TX Foods Hormone Tamers Support Progesterone Hormone Hell Raisers Liver Detoxification Stress Reduction Self Care Environmental Detox Blood Sugar Balance
  17. 17. Mark foods you eat throughout the day in the space provided for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. BALANCING DAILY DIET Carbohydrates 40% 5-7 servings Protein 30% 5 servings Fats 30% 2-3 servings Beans and Meat 5 servings a day Beans, peas, lentils, soy, nuts and seeds 3-5 servings a day Fish, poultry, meat, eggs 3-4 oz. serving size Limit red meat to <3 times a week. Fermented Foods 1 serving a day Kefir, yogurt, miso, kimchee, saurkraut Whole Grains 5- 6 servings a day Wheat, barley, millet, quinoa, oats, corn, brown rice, amaranth, buckwheat Fruits 2- 3 servings a day Apples, berries, melons, stone fruit, bananas, kiwi, citrus Vegetables 4- 5 servings a day Kale, greens, tomatoes, broccoli, green leafy veggies, asparagus, celery, cabbage, onions, green beans, broccoli potatoes, carrots, yams Healthy Fats 2-3 servings a day Coconut oil, peanut oil, olive oil, butter, grape seed oil, flax seed oil, sunflower seed oil, avocado, nuts and seeds, nut butters High Fiber Foods 30 grams a day Apples, asparagus, berries, bok choy, bran, broccoli, broccoli rabe, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, grits, kale, lettuce, oats and oatmeal, peas, peppers, radishes, spinach, string beans, turnips, Watercress, Zucchini Liver Supportive Foods Cruciferous vegetables: Brocolli, cabbage, cauliflower, cabbage, leeks, kale Sulfur foods: onion, egg yolks, poultry, yogurt, red peppers, garlic, Brussels sprouts, oats, wheat germ/bran. Other support: Tofu, dried beans like kidney beans, black beans, tempeh, all nuts, popcorn, mushroom, avocado, bean sprouts, potatoes, spinach, green peas, corn (boiled), beets, asparagus, avocado, rosemary. Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acids 2 servings a day Flax seeds/oil, pumpkin seeds/oil, hemp seed/oil, walnuts, wheat germ, wheat sprouts, sea vegetables, algae, fresh leafy greens Fish oil- Sardines, salmon, anchovies haddock, cod Booster foods 3 a day 1 T. Seaweeds, 1 t. ginger, 1-3 C green tea, 1 t.- 1 T. Algae/green powder, nutritional yeast, brewers yeast, bee pollen, herbs and spices Exercise 5-7 times a week Aerobic: walking, running, swimming Strength training: weight lifting, pilates Restorative: yoga, chi gong, tai chi Spiritual balance daily: Meditate, breath exercises, visualizations 8 glasses of water, veggie juice, herbal or green teas, and broths a day Restful Sleep by 11 PM to get 7-9 hours of sleep a night B L D S
  18. 18. Antioxidants • • • • Colorful Fruits and Vegetables Cruciferous Vegetables Green Tea Protocol – – – – Vitamin C: 1000 mg 3x day Vitamin E: 400-1200 IU day Alpha Lipoic Acid: 100 mg CoQ10: 120 mg
  19. 19. Cruciferous Vegetables Arugula, Broccoli, Bok Choy, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collard Greens, Horseradish, Kale, Kohlrabi, Mizuna, Mustard Greens, Napa and Chinese Cabbage, Daikon, Radishes, Rutabaga, Tatsoi, Turnips, Turnip Greens, and Watercress • Vitamins C & E, folate, B3, B5, fiber, potassium, selenium • Indoles - deactivates estrogen metabolites • Isothiocyanates- inhibit cancer • Sulforaphanes - anticarcinogenic
  20. 20. Green Tea • Polyphenol Flavonoids-free radical fighter – Catechins – epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) – Proanthocyanidins • Elagic Acid-stimulates activities of enzymes that detoxify carcinogens. • Vitamin C • Drink 3 cups a day, steep for 5 minutes with just boiled water.
  21. 21. Hormone Tamers • Essential Fatty Acids – Flax and Fish Oils • Phytoestrogens – Flaxseeds – Soy • Progesterone
  22. 22. Flax • High in fiber • Phytoestrogen Lignans-found in seeds, whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables – Flaxseeds are richest source (ground seeds not oil ) • Estrogen lowering abilities, cancer preventative • Cardio protective
  23. 23. Good Soy • Phytoestrogens – Isoflavones • daidzein and genistein -vegetable substances that have positive protective action in body • reduces the binding of weak xenoestrogens to estrogen receptor sites • the effects soy and soy isoflavones exert are cancer preventative These effects are presumed to be due to nonsteroidal estrogens of the isoflavone class, which behave as partial estrogen agonists/antagonists. The responses to soy protein are potentially beneficial with respect to risk factors for breast cancer and may in part explain the low incidence of breast cancer and its correlation with a high soy intake in Japanese and Chinese women. and Chinese women. Cassidy, A. “Biological effects of a diet of soy protein rich in isoflavones on the menstrual cycle of premenopausal women.” (1994): Am J Clin Nutr, Vol 60, 333-340.
  24. 24. Support Progesterone • Minimize animal fat • Foods high in zinc --red meat, seafood, eggs, and whole grains • Use herbs with progestogenic effects – Licorice – Milk thistle – Chasteberry
  25. 25. Chasteberry (Vitex) • Dosage of chaste berry extract, standardized to contain 0.5% agnuside, in tablet or capsule form is 175 to 225 mg daily..
  26. 26. Hormone Hell Raisers • • • • • SUGAR ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS CAFFEINE ALCOHOL BAD FATS
  27. 27. Liver Support • • • • • • Flax and fiber Soy isoflavones Beneficial bacteria Cruciferous vegetables Sulfur containing foods vegetables Liver cleansing herbs
  28. 28. Liver Detoxification Support Methylation binds to estrogens and other hormones Methionine foods: Tofu, dried beans (kidney beans, black beans), tempeh, all nuts, popcorn, broccoli, mushroom, cauliflower, avocado, bean sprouts, potatoes, spinach, green peas, corn (boiled). • Supplement with SAMe (s- adenosylmethionine) 200 mg twice a day on empty stomach
  29. 29. Liver Detoxification Sulfation stress hormones and environmental toxins processed Sulfur Amino Acids Methionine foods Tofu, dried beans (kidney beans, black beans), tempeh, all nuts, popcorn, broccoli, mushroom, cauliflower, avocado, bean sprouts, potatoes, spinach, green peas, corn (boiled). Cysteine foods poultry, yogurt, egg yolks, red peppers, garlic, onions, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, oats, and wheat germ
  30. 30. Liver Detoxification Glutathione Conjugation removes fat-soluble toxins like heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides Glutathione rich foods: asparagus, broccoli, spinach, and avocado. • NAC -N-acetyl cysteine • Vitamin C 500 mg • Alpha-lipoic acid • Glutamine • Methionine • B-6 • Whey powder • Milk thistle 70-200 mg 1-3 times a day
  31. 31. Liver Detoxification Glucuronidation Detoxifies drugs, estrogens and other hormones Supportive foods: Oranges, apples, grapefruit and vegetables, broccoli. Supplement with Calcium D-Glucarate • 400 mg twice daily with meals
  32. 32. Liver Detoxification Support Hydroxylation metabolizes estrogens • Modulates cholesterol, and hormones pregnenolone and DHEA • Induces apoptosis and is cancer inhibitive • Cruciferous vegetables • Vigorous exercise enhances hydroxylation Supplement with Indole 3 Carbinol (I3C) 200 mg 2 times/day
  33. 33. Natural or Bio Identical Hormones • Creams made from soybeans and wild Mexican yams • Less side effects than synthetic HRT • Reduces estrogen dominance • Improves progesterone deficiency
  34. 34. Stress Reduction • Neurotransmitter Support – Serotonin is depleted by high cortisol levels • 5HTP 100 mg 3 times a day B5-Pantothenic acid 50 mg Vitamin C 1000 mg 3 times a day Natural Progesterone (DR.) SAMe 200 mg 2 times a day
  35. 35. Adaptogenic Herbs • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra): 5–15 g per day of cut or powdered root, or dry extracts equivalent to 200–600 mg of glycyrrhizin. • Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera): Dose 800 mg 3 times a day • Kava (Piper methysticum): Dose equivalent to 60–120 mg kava pyrones
  36. 36. Practice Self Care • • • • • • Sleep Exercise Positive Attitude Healthy Relationships Laugh and Have Fun Relaxation Techniques
  37. 37. Environmental Detoxification • Stop using tampons • Drink only purified, mineral, or spring water • Remove hazardous cleaning products • Reduce exposure to film plastics • Store fruit and vegetables in cotton bags • Use all natural with make-up
  38. 38. Support Blood Sugar Balance • • • • • • • • Eat regularly Include fiber 30 g/day Protein at every meal Healthy Fats Vitamin C B5 Chromium picolinate Gymnema sylvestre Milk thistle Gymnema sylvestre
  39. 39. High Fiber Foods • • • • • • • • • • • • • Apples Asparagus Berries Bok choy Bran Broccoli Broccoli rabe Brussels sprouts Cabbage Cauliflower Collard greens Cucumbers Eggplant • • • • • • • • • • • • Grits Kale Lettuce Oats and oatmeal Peas Peppers Radishes Spinach String beans Turnips Watercress Zucchini
  40. 40. PMS Protocol • • • • • • • • I3C, SAMe, 5-HTP Multi B’s, E, C Ashwaganda Genestien Kava, Chasteberry, Licorice Exercise Blood Sugar Regulation Stress Management

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